Integrated Criminological Statistics
Statistische analyses van het Openbaar Ministerie
Issues in terms of retrieving raw data
Census data - no risks associated with sample statistics. It is possible to retrieve the single data sets for scientific purposes (located at the Forschungsdatenzentrum der Statistischen Ämter der Länder). The results are regarded as administrative data.
Draw also on survey data
Data available on
This statistical product does not collect information on Victim
This statistical product does not collect information on Perpetrator
Incident data. Prosecution data. Data on outcome.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
Frequency of updating
Data are registered at the local level. Codes for this registration are provided at the national level. There are 27 local databases, which are all connected to the national database. Data cannot be extracted at the local level, only at the national level. Parameters used are identical for all local databases. Datasets are cleared out, organized and saved by statistical analysts. They check raw data and correct data where necessary.
Data extracted from 27 local databases, at the national level.
Quality assurance process
Statistical analysts check and correct data. Data are being abstracted at the national level, to assure comparability. Codes for registering data are defined at the national level. Local databases are connected to national database Gatherings between statistical analysts and information managers, to guarantee uniform registration.
No information. Dark number. Figures cannot be used to get insight into prevalence of crime, but to gain insight in workings of justice system.
Good. Guidelines provided in circulars and work of statistical analysts make sure that data are being registered uniformly.
Good. Data are registered ongoing at the local level. Once a year, statistics are being abstracted and reported about the previous year.
- Over time
There has been an evaluation of guidelines in COL 4/2006. COL 4/2006 will soon be revised.
This statistical product is a reflection of what is being registered by justice. It is stated clearly that data do not provide a reflection of true crime, due to dark number.